|Birthday:||May 22, 1985|
Jason Kokrak was raised in Warren and played high school golf at JFK High School in Warren where he twice led his team to the Ohio Boy's state championship as Division III medalist. He went on to play college golf at Xavier University in Cincinnati and graduated in 2007. During his college career, he won both the 2006 and 2007 Ohio Amateur titles. Kokrak turned professional after graduation.
During the 2007 U.S. Amateur, Kokrak led all players with a score of 137 during the 36 hole match play qualifier at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. That same year, he made an appearance in the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, when he successfully came through sectional and regional qualifying.
In 2011, he exploded onto the pro golf scene over the second half of the Nationwide Tour season — winning two events and nearly capturing the season-ending Tour Championship. It allowed him to finish 4th on the Nationwide money list, which earned him 2012 PGA Tour membership.
HONOLULU — Warren JFK graduate Jason Kokrak didn't get another eagle Friday in the second round of the Sony Open, but he did shoot a second consecutive 69 to move to 2-under par.
Kokrak's second round included birdies on holes 1, 9, 10 and 18. Kokrak also had birdies on 9 and 10 in the first round on Thursday. He finished the first round with an eagle on the 18th hole, sinking a long chip from the fringe.
Some players are still on the course at Waialae Country Club.
See Saturday's Vindicator sports section or visit vindy.com for more about Kokrak and the Sony Open.